I’m finally back! I took a bit of a hiatus for the holidays and time definitely got away from me. Although I’ve been quite I have been reading quite a bit! I ended 2017 having read 56 books, and I’m on my 8th book for 2018. I’ve developed a huge love for audiobooks lately, but I’ll say that for another post. I had the honor and pleasure to read an early copy of Killer Choice by Tom Hunt provided by Berkley Pub. This book was nowhere on my radar before I received my advance copy, but I hope more people hear about it and decide to read it.
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
His wife is sick.
He needs $200,000 to save her.
A mysterious man offers to give him the money with just one catch: He has to murder someone to get it.
Gary Foster’s life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But one phone call changes everything….
After collapsing suddenly, Beth has been rushed to the hospital. Tests reveal a devastating diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor. Their only hope is an expensive experimental treatment available abroad, with a cost that’s out of their reach. And Beth’s time is running out….
Then a strange man approaches Gary and offers the money he needs, on one condition: that he kill someone, no questions asked. End one life to save another.
In this nail-biting debut novel of domestic suspense, one man makes a choice that forces him to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him. As he’s swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, he must question his own morality—and determine just how far he’s willing to go to save the woman he loves.
My honest review:
“How far would you go to save the one you love?”
That is the tag line on the front cover of Killer Choice, and wow does it really answer that question. More than that though, it shows you how the decisions you make even with the best intentions have dire consequences. This book shows the raw and real emotions felt by a man with nothing to those but everything.
When I first read the blurb of this book I’ll admit I was skeptical. Some guy’s pregnant wife is dying of a brain tumor so he turns to murder to save her? Really? I was so wrong to judge this book by it’s blurb. As I read I was instantly sucked into Gary’s life. His actions and thoughts. He decisions, even the bad ones. I felt such a connection to him. I wasn’t always happy with his actions, and boy did I want to smack him a few times. But honestly he felt so real.
Now Beth, Gary’s wife, was a whole different story. I kind of felt bad that I didn’t connect with her at all. She’s in a horrible situation but she’s kind of an unlikeable character. I know a lot of this is because you are so wrapped up in Gary’s secrets. Beth is an open book. She’s dying of cancer. She’s pregnant. She is trying everything she can to raise the money for her trial treatment. There are no skeletons in her closet so at times I kind of forgot she was there. Don’t get me wrong I wanted things to work out for her, but it was more because I didn’t want Gary to be devastated for the rest of his life.
I will give you fair warning, about 3/4 of the way through this book your heart might feel like it’s ripping out of your chest. The scene is terrible! I reread the pages a few times because I didn’t want what happened to be true. BUT, in the end it really had to happen. No matter how much I wanted to email Tom Hunt and yell at him for that particular scene.
In summary, seriously READ THIS BOOK! It has everything. It’s thrilling, emotional, action packed, and very very realistic. If I had a say in it I think this would make an amazing thriller movie. I rarely say that about books but this novel just SCREAMS to be on the big screen! Pick up a copy and let me know what you think in the comments below.
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